よつばと! Vol 4 Discussion Thread (Yotsuba&! Reading Club)

I’ve been busy. :joy: But I’ll be back this week to catch up.

I got a little behind last week, but now I’m caught up. I can’t believe we’re already at the end of this book, it seems like it went really fast :open_mouth: The opening sequence of this chapter was so cute. Summer turns to…spring xD

Did Jumbo seriously go to Hawaii for just one night? -_- What a バカ indeed :laughing:

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Worse, he went to Hawaii for one night purely so that he’d have boasting rights against Miura, who is what… ten years old?

Still, I confess I sometimes don’t quite understand the Japanese practice of travelling halfway across Japan for a single night’s holiday. I feel like if you’re going to take a holiday, you need to go for at least a few days.

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Is that actually a thing? I don’t think I’d take a flight anywhere for just one day.

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It’s not something I’m turning up any references on the internet for, but it is something I’ve frequently seen in anime and manga. Usually by train, though, rather than flying.

I’m absolutely with you on that, either way. It’s like, if you’re going to spend a fortune on a holiday, you need to actually holiday. Recently, my uncle and cousin who live in England came to visit us here in Australia for a single weekend. They practically spent more time flying than they spent here.

I mean, I suppose most domestic flights in Japan are pretty short (compared to somewhere like the US), unless you’re really going to opposite ends of the country. I still can’t imagine myself going anywhere for just one night, though. Just not worth the hassle, and if I only had that much time off, I certainly wouldn’t want to waste half of it sitting on planes/trains, packing and unpacking, etc… By the time I got wherever I was going, I would probably be tired and just feel like doing nothing, which…I could have easily done at home for free, with more privacy xD It wouldn’t even feel like a vacation at that point.

@Belthazar That long a flight for a weekend?? Unless there’s a special event or something, what’s even the point? xD

I wouldn’t just for fun. If it’s a matter of obligation or a special event, it makes sense, but it’s kinda wasteful otherwise.

Jumbo is very petty. :smiley:

I’m mostly lurking until v5 starts before following along directly again (I finished v4 before the bookclub started).

But I also didn’t really see any questions go unanswered, was out of town, tried to make sure Aria could have my full attention on day one, and have been struggling, in a losing battle, with the Intermediate club’s LN.

(chapter 27 was the last chapter)

Chapter 28, the final chapter of Volume 4

Chapter 28 Vocab

* Opening Post
* Chapter 27
* Bottom of Page

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… Isn’t chapter 28 the first chapter in volume 5?

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huh, I guess 4koma really did replace a chapter. oops I guess that means we’re done :slight_smile:

D:
What will happen next?

Summer… ends. (Dun dun dunnn!)

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Must be はる then. :smiley:

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:thinking: 秋でしょう?

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I just got super behind. Sorry! Probably lots of questions incoming soon!

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Chapter 25 question: What does ありゃま mean in the context of page 121, panel 1?

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Basically something like: あらあら, but less お嬢様
Phrase of surprise, “Oh, my!”

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Chapter 26:
p. 134 - No questions, just hardcore relating. We used to have a set of blackout curtains uhh, borrowed from a film set. I wish we would have packed them. :frowning:

p. 147 - Is that still a thing? Maybe in more rural places?

p. 157 panel 2 - I’m not entirely sure what the dad means here. Is he saying “I’ll never forgive the guy who broke your heart” to Fuuka? Or is he referring to his own broken heart? Which is a little weird in front of his wife…

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P. 157, he’s saying: “I’ll never forgive the guy who broke your heart.” :joy:
Or something like, “Father will never forgive heartbreak.” If you want to be more literal.

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